Konstantinos Tzamiotis was born in 1970. He lives in Athens. He has written the novels I Efevresi tis Skias (Kastaniotis, 2008), Paravoli (Kastaniotis 2006), O Vathmos diskolias (Indiktos 2004), Vathi pigadi (Indiktos 2003), I Sinandisi (Indiktos 2002). Konstantinos Tzamiotis has had several stories published in magazines and short stories’ collections. His novel Sinandisi was translated into Italian in 2004. For his first play Oudeteri Zoni (2004) he won the “budding play writers” national award. He is editor of the political magazine Anti, and columnist in several newspapers and magazines. During the period 2002 - 2007 he was editor in chief of the cultural magazine Highlights and managing editor of the annual cultural review Stigmiotipa ellinikou politismou.
'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.
Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.
At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.